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Rapid double downs Hamburg

Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 21.00CET
AFC Rapid Bucuresti 2-0 Hamburger SV
Daniel Niculae and Mugurel Buga struck in Bucharest to give the Romanian side a first-leg advantage.

Match statistics

Rapid BucureştiHamburg

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
3
Corners2
 
3
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed21
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 21.00CET

Rapid double downs Hamburg

AFC Rapid Bucuresti 2-0 Hamburger SV
Daniel Niculae and Mugurel Buga struck in Bucharest to give the Romanian side a first-leg advantage.

AFC Rapid Bucuresti secured a surprisingly comfortable first-leg victory against Hamburger SV in a bad-tempered UEFA Cup last-16 encounter at the Giulesti stadium.

Red cards
In-form Daniel Niculae opened the scoring for the hosts just before the interval and Mugurel Buga doubled the lead two minutes from time to leave Rapid with one foot in the quarter-finals. Both sides ended the match with ten men after Nigel de Jong, Hamburg's goalscoring hero against FC Bayern München at the weekend, and Vasile Maftei saw red in the second half.

First chances
After a slow start to the game, with the teams content to weigh up their opponents, the first chance did not come until midway through the opening period, when Niculae saw his left-footed drive well held by Stefan Wächter in the visitors' goal. Constantin Stancu and Lucian Burdujan went close for the home side in the minutes that followed, but both efforts were blocked.

Niculae strikes
Hamburg's first effort came after 35 minutes when Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart hit a right-footed attempt from 20 metres, bringing a fine stop from Rapid keeper Danut Coman. However, Rapid moved in front on the stroke of half-time, Niculae firing in a 20-metre shot that left Wächter grasping at thin air.

De Jong dismissed
Hamburg looked to reply after the break but substitute René Klingbeil was off target from 15 metres just after the restart, and their hopes of getting back into the match evaporated on 67 minutes when De Jong was red-carded for a second bookable offence after a foul on Valentin Marian Negru.

Buga strike
Rapid were also reduced to ten when Maftei was dismissed three minutes into added time, but by then Rapid had a two-goal advantage as Buga had converted a fine right-wing cross from Niculae five minutes earlier.

Last updated: 10/03/06 18.05CET

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Lineups

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

hamburg

Hamburg

1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
1
WächterStefan Wächter (GK)
23
M. ConstantinMarius Constantin
7
MahdavikiaMehdi Mahdavikia
24
MafteiVasile Maftei (C)
21
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
6
RadaIonuţ Rada
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten (C)
9
BădoiValentin Bădoi
20
DemelGuy Demel
25
C. StancuConstantin Stancu
6
WickyRaphael Wicky
Yellow Card34
13
DicăEmil Dică
Yellow Card11
Substitution13
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution46
10
Artavazd KaramyanArtavazd Karamyan
Substitution20
9
N. De JongNigel de Jong
Yellow Card67
20
BurdujanLucian Burdujan
Substitution71
23
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart
21
D.NiculaeDaniel Niculae
Goal45+2
32
TakaharaNaohiro Takahara
Substitution71
29
BugaMugurel Buga
Goal88
10
BarbarezSergej Barbarez
Substitution46

Substitutes

32
MincăMihai Mincă (GK)
12
KirschsteinSascha Kirschstein (GK)
5
I. StancuIonut Stancu
Substitution20
4
ReinhardtBastian Reinhardt
7
VasilacheCiprian Vasilache
11
LauthBenjamin Lauth
8
NegruValentin Negru
Substitution13
13
FillingerMario Fillinger
14
PerjăDănuţ Perjă
16
KlingbeilRené Klingbeil
Substitution46
28
N. ConstantinNicolae Constantin
19
KucukovicMustafa Kucukovic
Substitution46
99
V MoldovanViorel Moldovan
Substitution71
27
LaasAlexander Laas
Substitution71

Coach

Răzvan Lucescu (ROU) Thomas Doll (GER)

Referee

Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

Assistant referees

Simeon Tsolakidis (GRE), Panos Mavropoulos (GRE)

Fourth official

Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)

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